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“Restaurant visit.” 3 of 5 stars
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Bennachie Lodge
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Victoria Terrace, Kemnay AB51 5RL, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Kemnay B&B and Inns
Aberdeen, UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Restaurant visit.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Restaurant offers very reasonably priced food of acceptable quality. Nice setting and friendly staff. Nothing special but you can't beat the price! We were there for an Xmas dinner. The building is attractive, central and has generous car parking.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

The problem with reviewers is their expectations on what constitutes excellent or 5 star ratings. For me it is not just the facilities on offer, but the whole package from the room to the meal, and more important the treatment and respect from the staff.
The Bennachie Lodge excells in the later, the facilities are more than adequate, the meals more than very good, but the staff are gems in their crown. I would reccomend them to anyone.
I've stayed at many a so called 5 star hotel and wondered why I did, I've stayed at more plush and modern hotels, but I've not stayed at many better, or ones I would happily go back to.
The Village of Kemnay is what it is, a village on the footsteps of the Grampians, the Bennachie Lodge is a place to go to explore both Scottish good fayre and Scottish Hospitality in a very comfortable lodge.

Room Tip: Room 3 wont dissapoint for any couple
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We stayed here for two nights to attend a weddding in the area. From the minute we stepped in the door we were made to feel very welcome.Our room was spacious tastefully decorated,well serviced and warm with a comfortable double bed.The bathroom was also warm with lovely toiletries and white fluffy towels. The restaurant food was good,the breakfasts were brilliant, cooked to order with lot's of choice,the porridge was lovely,hot and served with cream !This lovely old manse is a hidden gem nestling in the village of Kemnay.I have no reservations about recommending this lodge to other travellers.

Room Tip: Our Room was on second floor overlooking the garden
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

One of the problems with Tripadvisor is matching expectation with reality. Other reviewers have given 5 stars which is incomprehensible considering the limited facilities on offer. But the hotel is perfectly fine for a short visit.
We stayed for two nights recently while attending a wedding at Thainstone House Hotel (What a shocker Thainstone is, zero stars!).
The room was fine, although the bed was very hard and the TV and bathroom were both very small. We ate at the Lodge on one night and the food was good.Overall the value for money was very good. I would recommend the Lodge for a 1 or 2 night stay. If staying longer I would personally choose somewhere with more ammenities.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We stayed for 5 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay rooms were basic but comfortable, the beds were very comfortable. The tv in the room was a bit small and the wifi a bit hit and miss. The food was very nice and the staff could not do enough for us breakfast was whenever we got up and we had a huge choice the bar and restaurant food was also very good and we enjoyed dinner and lunch here. The bar was cosy with coupes but no residence bar. We were attending a wedding nearby and this was convenient to Inverurie and Aberdeen

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed overnight at the end of October 2012. We were attending a function nearby and this hotel was very convenient. It was excellent value. The room we were allocated was spacious and well appointed. The staff were friendly and helpful and created an excellent and warm atmosphere. Breakfast was first class. Balancing value for money with service – The Bennachie Lodge is great and to be recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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26 hotel reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We 3 had a wonderful night at the Bennachie. The room was perfect, enough room for the three of us to chat after dinner.
The dinner was lovely, we shared the haggis balls for starter, followed by chicken covered with haggis and a gorgeous creme brulee.
Whiskey to follow.
Great start to our week, near to Aberdeen airport, easy to get to and very near Craigievar Castle.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bennachie Lodge

Address: Victoria Terrace, Kemnay AB51 5RL, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Aberdeenshire > Kemnay
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Kemnay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8

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